2016 – 2022
Funded through the NSW Government ‘Saving Our Species’ program
This project is being run as a consortium led by the Australian National University with other partners including Riverina LLS, Birdlife Australia, Greening Australia, Bush Heritage Australia, NSW Office of Environment & Heritage, Central Coast Council, Macquarie City Council, Greater Sydney LLS and Hunter LLS
About Swift Parrots
Swift Parrots (Lathamus discolor) are one of Australia’s rare species of parrot and are listed as critically endangered under Australian Government legislation. It is estimated that less than 2,000 birds live in the wild. Without conservation efforts, this iconic species could be extinct in as little as 16 years.
About this project
This project aims to improve the long-term viability of nationally endangered Swift Parrot’s and co-occurring threatened species through the planting of habitat and protection of mature feed trees.
Incentives are on offer to support landholders to protect, restore and establish Swift Parrot habitat within identified priority areas in the mid and eastern Riverina region.
How do I get involved?
If you are a landholder that is interested in applying for funding to plant or protect Swift Parrot habitat, please complete the EOI form or contact Annie Horton at Riverina LLS on 6923 6350 or by email.